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Ferncliff, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ferncliff.

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How Far From Ferncliff to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ferncliff to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Ferncliff once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Ferncliff to:

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Ferncliff to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 575 miles [925.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,464 miles [10,402.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,175 miles [11,547 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Ferncliff ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Ferncliff.

While the name Ferncliff is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Ferncliff, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the West Northwest

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Ferncliff, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northeast

Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Ferncliff, Muskingum County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the North Northeast

Virginia

Louisa County

Our profile page for Ferncliff, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Ferncliff, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,077 miles [3,342.6 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ferncliff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Ferncliff. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ferncliff) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ferncliff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ferncliff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferncliff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6195, Longitude: -85.9680     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ferncliff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<4>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Ferncliff to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.233 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.929 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.713 degrees.

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